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Still Scratching My Head: The Hall of Fame Vote

Still Scratching My Head: The Hall of Fame Vote

By Williams Coppola Here we go again, talking about the Hall of Fame voting. This year, the voters are being asked to evaluate catcher Ivan Rodriguez for induction this year that will be announced this week. He had a very […]

by · January 17, 2017 · Sports
Badou Jack, world super welterweight champion.

Bronx Champion Del Valle Helped Groom Badou Jack

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Lou Del Valle knows something about what it takes to be a world champion. A former New York City Golden Gloves champion propelled himself and became a WBA light heavyweight champion. He would lose to Virgil […]

by · January 14, 2017 · Sports
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Lady Rams Defeat Richmond

By Robert Cole With 2,175 screaming elementary and middle school students packed into Rose Hill Gym, on the campus of Fordham University, the Fordham Lady Rams gave them exactly what they wanted, an action packed game that saw Fordham earn […]

by · January 12, 2017 · Sports
My Wall, A Ball and Dad

My Wall, A Ball and Dad

By William Coppola When I think of baseball in it’s simplest form, I have to look back to my days as a kid playing games like stoop ball, box ball or stickball. The development of eye-hand coordination happened here as […]

by · January 11, 2017 · Sports
Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

The longevity of Joe Johnson

By Steven Simineri To put into perspective how long Joe Johnson has been around for, look no further than the fact that he is currently teammates with Boris Diaw, who was involved in a sign-and-trade deal that brought Johnson to […]

by · January 10, 2017 · Sports
ODELL BECKHAM JR: FIRST PLAYOFF FORAY IS AN EPIC FAIL

ODELL BECKHAM JR: FIRST PLAYOFF FORAY IS AN EPIC FAIL

By Luis Vazquez Odell Beckham Jr. is a very talented wide receiver with a cool hairstyle who parlayed one hand catches into a super stardom art form. But if Odell Beckham Jr. is ever to be a great player, he […]

by · January 10, 2017 · Sports
Tomas Nido Proves Hard work Pays Off For Mets

Tomas Nido Proves Hard work Pays Off For Mets

This season, Nido was hitting .320/.351/.470 in High-A with 7 homers and 22 doubles.

by · January 10, 2017 · Sports
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Fordham Loses Third Straight A-10 Game To St. Joe’s

By Robert Cole Despite the loss of their leading offensive threat, New York City native Shavar Newkirk, the St. Joseph Hawks put on an offensive show during the first half that led to a fifteen point win, 70-55, over the […]

by · January 9, 2017 · Sports
A Hot Cobb Helps Fairfield Keep Manhattan In The Cold

A Hot Cobb Helps Fairfield Keep Manhattan In The Cold

By Robert Cole Despite the cold January winter weather, with the temperature dropping below the freezing mark, outside Draddy Gymnasium, in Riverdale, New York, Fairfield’s Curtis Cobb was hot enough to lead his team to a comfortable 97-79 victory over […]

by · January 6, 2017 · Sports
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Manhattan Lady Jaspers Drop Conference Game to Rider

By Robert Cole The Manhattan College Lady Jaspers (5-9, 1-4 MAAC) took the court on Thursday afternoon, looking to turn their fortunes in the MAAC Conference and win their second game, as they faced off against the Rider Broncos (10-4, […]

by · January 6, 2017 · Sports
Mets Draft from Their Backyard

Mets Draft from Their Backyard

By Christopher Saunders The Northeast usually isn’t known for high end baseball talent — Mike Trout being one of the notable exception — otherwise basketball and football predominate. Things might be changing very soon namely at the University of Connecticut, […]

by · January 6, 2017 · Sports
War on WAR…

War on WAR…

By William Coppola Everyone in the baseball world, seems to be obsessed with WAR, spin ratios, WHIP, BBD, BBE, and DCOVs among other mind boggling stats being thrown at us. I think it is time to go to war with […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
Former NY Yankee Mike Mussina

Mike Mussina: Hall of Fame voting appears to be trending in right direction

By Steven Simineri When Mike Mussina called it a career following his first 20-win campaign in 2008, longtime Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who doesn’t just throw around compliments, said that all of Mussina’s accomplishments “represent a Hall of Fame career.” […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game

Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game

By Robert Cole With much of the basketball media’s attention on the St. John’s vs. Creighton game played in Queens, there was a college basketball team in the Bronx making their own claim for some of that attention.  The Lady […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
JEREMY LIN: WHAT THE BROOKLYN NETS NEED WHEN HE PLAYS

JEREMY LIN: WHAT THE BROOKLYN NETS NEED WHEN HE PLAYS

Jeremy Lin is valuable to teams as a draw for Asian-American fans but he is still treated as a novelty, a one-trick pony.

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports